MaineGeneral Horizon program: information table and rapid testing

Thursday, March 14th from 10am – 12pm

Ashlee Kimball, Community Outreach Educator for the MaineGeneral Horizon program, will have a table set up in the lobby of the library to offer information on their free services. There will also be free rapid testing for those who choose.

MaineGeneral Horizon program operates the only Specialty HIV, PrEP, and PEP clinic in central Maine. Their clinic is conveniently located in Augusta and offers a range of crucial services. Firstly, they offer free remote and rapid HIV and HEP-C testing, ensuring accessibility for everyone. Additionally, they organize education groups, such as HIV, STI, and HEP C Jeopardy, promoting safer sex practices and harm reduction methods for other behaviors that may impact health negatively. Their clinic also offers PrEP screening and ensures a seamless transition to compassionate providers who specialize in PrEP-related matters. In addition, they offer free Narcan with basic training , at-home HIV testing kits, and personal hygiene products during outreach education. They pride themselves on being fully self-sufficient, complete with a registered nurse onsite who can perform confirmatory LABS as needed.

Art In Bloom: the beat goes on
Presented by The Friends of Lithgow Library
& Kennebec Valley Garden Club

Saturday, March 23rd from 9 – 2 pm

This year’s event will feature floral
arrangements inspired by music.
Free and open to the public!

Gardening Webinar Series: Home Grown Cranberries
Presented by Charles Armstrong

Tuesday, March 26th
6 to 7:15 p.m.

Growing backyard cranberries is easier than you think! Cranberry Professional & Staff Entomologist / Insect Diagnostician Charles Armstrong will share step-by-step instructions from site selection to harvest and everything in between. This Webinar Series is sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Classes are free, but space is limited. Call 626-2415 and ask for the Reference Desk to register.

Casual Crafters Cafe
Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 4th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 18th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Calling all crafters from beginner to experienced! We are happy to introduce a new crafting program for adults. Drop in any time within the hour, bring a project, and join a friendly group of crafters of all types – yarn and needles to paper and paint. Not working on a craft at the moment? We’ll have some supplies for you to create with. Snacks and beverages will be provided or feel free to bring your own. This program meets in the Community Meeting Room.

The Great Lithgow Puzzle Race of 2024!
Can your team of 2 finish first?

Saturday, April 6th at 10am

Registration is required, please call or visit the Reference Desk to register.



Antique Appraisal Fair Benefiting the Friends of Lithgow Library
Thursday, April 11th from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Community Meeting Room

Curious how much your antique vase is worth? Think your family heirloom is priceless? Bring your treasured items to the Community Meeting Room for valuation by expert appraisers from the Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. A donation to the Friends of Lithgow Library is required for each appraisal. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will offer evaluations with the understanding that if a participant would like to have an item sold after it is appraised, they have the option to explain the consignment process and invite the appraisee to consign the item(s) to their auctions.

Postcards, Notecards, & Ornaments for sale!

We are selling Postcards, Notecards, & Ornaments featuring a beautiful watercolor painting of our library by Florence Daly!

Thank you for supporting The Friends of Lithgow Public Library.

Postcards are $5.00 for a bundle of five
Holiday ornaments are $20.00
Notecards are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

We also have gift certificates available for purchase, which can be used toward non-resident library membership fees.

Cash or checks can be made payable to The Friends of Lithgow Library.

Technology Help

Do you need assistance using technology?

Alana is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. by appointment only.

She can assist you on one of our public computers or you can bring in your own device (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.). Appointments are 30 minutes long.

Please have one or two specific tasks in mind such as how to use the Cloud Library, how to print from your device, how to set up an email account etc. in order to make the most of the 30 minutes. Alana can also direct you to classes and resources that may be beneficial for more extensive help. Please note that this is not technology repair. Alana can show you how to use your device, but she cannot fix it.

Sign up on the calendar at the top of the page. Call or stop by the Reference Desk with any questions. We kindly ask that you make only one appointment per week to ensure others have a chance to book.

Technology Classes

We are an onsite partner with The National Digital Equity Center, a non-profit organization that provides virtual and interactive Digital Literacy classes.

Upcoming, we have:

Safely Creating Online Accounts:
March 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Internet Safety:
March 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
March 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

iPhone Basics:
April 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
April 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
April 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Understanding the Internet:
June 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Registration is required. Find the event on the calendar at the top of the page for registration details.

Book Sale

Come check out our ongoing book sale by the Reference Desk! All proceeds support the Friends of Lithgow Library.

The prices are $2 for paperback books and $4 for hardcover books, cash only.